“A Measure of Media Bias”

Political science professors Tim Groseclose of the University of California at Los Angeles and Jeff Milyo of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago ranked major media outlets to determine whether they had an observable political bias, reports the Agape Press. Groseclose and Milyo used an objective standard by which members of Congress are regularly ranked according to their political views.

In the report, “A Measure of Media Bias,” media outlets were given scores according to the objective standards designed for the study. On a scale of 0-100, the higher the score, the more liberal the outlet. Also included were the average scores for members of Congress.

Here are some of the results from the research:

Wall Street Journal 85.1
New York Times 73.7
CBS Evening News 78.7
Los Angeles Times 70.0
CBS The Early Show 66.6
Washington Post 66.6
Newsweek 66.3
NPR Morning Edition 66.3
U.S. News & World Report 65.8
Time 65.4
NBC Today Show 64.0
USA Today 63.4
NBC Nightly News 61.6
ABC World News Tonight 61.0
ABC Good Morning America 56.1
CNN Newslight with Aaron Brown 56.0
PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer 55.8
Fox News Special Report with Brit Hume 39.7

U.S. Representative Average 44.5
U.S. Senator Average 40.0

More information can be found in the American Family Association’s April 2005 issue of AFA Journal at www.afajournal.org.